A Political and Literary Forum
For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.
The French Algerian writer steadfastly defended democracy and humanity against dogmatic ideologies of all stripes. We need to read and reread him today.
Some on the right insist that efforts to curtail Thanksgiving are in reality sinister attempts to rewrite the country’s history.
Jonathan Beecher Field
Many reject privatization for its distributional consequences. The deeper problem is that it threatens the very foundation of political legitimacy.
Joe Biden positioned himself as the “return to normalcy” candidate. But normalcy is not something we can afford—we must actively resist it.
Unless we bolster its foundations, our enfeebled democracy won’t be able to solve any of the daunting problems Biden has singled out as priorities.
We should condemn the president-elect’s record on race, but that does not foreclose hope for his administration.
Biden should rejoin the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
Biden may have rejoined the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.
The Brazilian president’s offensive against universities threatens democracy and recalls the dark years of the country’s dictatorship.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva
Basic norms exist for political parties; Republicans don’t meet them.
Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson
Robin D. G. Kelley
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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